Who's who: Jean-Francois Remésy

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Who's who: Jean-Francois Remésy

  • Name:

    Jean-Francois Remésy
  • Country:

    France
  • Born:

    June 5, 1964 in Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon.
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Philippe G&CC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1987

Roll of Honour

French Amateur champion (1985). European Tour wins (3).

Did you know?

After 11 unsuccessful attempts at joining the European Tour through qualifying school, Remésy nearly quit tournament golf. A few visits to a sports psychologist reversed his thinking, and at the 12th attempt he finally qualified for the Tour.

In 2004 Remésy became the first Frenchman in 35 years to win the prestigious French Open Championship. He successfully defended the title in 2005. As Remesy said at the time, "apart from a major championship, there is no bigger tournament for a Frenchman to win than this one."

Top tournaments won by Jean-Francois Remésy

2019
Europe
206 (-10)
€50,000
Farmfoods

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Remesy, Jean-Francois

Venue

Trevose

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€50,000

Title sponsor

Farmfoods

Played as the inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam (June 21-23). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Remésy (Fra), who recorded his second European Senior (Staysure) Tour win and first professional win on English soil. [Trevose G&CC, nr Padstow, Cornwall].

2018
Europe
199 (-11)
€48,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Remesy, Jean-Francois

Score

199 (-11)

Prize money

€48,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Seniors Open (July 6-8). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Martín (Esp), Phillip Price (Wales) and Jarmo Sandelin (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 54-year-old Jean-François Remésy (Fra), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Bad Ragaz, St Gallen canton, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Remesy, Jean-Francois

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

€583,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France (June 23-26). Defending champion Remésy (Fra) beat Jean van de Velde (Fra) at the first playoff hole. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Remesy, Jean-Francois

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France (June 24-27). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) and Nick O'Hearn (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Remésy (Fra), the first Frenchman since 1969 to win his home Open championship. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

1999
Europe
286 (-2)
£66,657
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Remesy, Jean-Francois

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

£66,657

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) Estoril Open (April 15-18). Second-placed David Carter (Eng), Andrew Coltart (Scot) and Massimo Florioli (Italy) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Remésy (Fra). [Penha Longa Resort, Sintra, Portugal].

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